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ERIC Number: EJ862786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Making Sense of Data
Palmeri, Amy
Science and Children, v47 n2 p30-33 Oct 2009
Providing opportunities for students to grapple with collecting and organizing data, struggle with how to represent and communicate ideas emerging from the data, and consider the alignment of these ideas with the science content being learned is reflective of authentic inquiry and supports the development of scientific understanding. The interdisciplinary examples described in this article illustrate how students can learn powerful ways of documenting inquiry while at the same time make use of this documentation to support the development of key scientific understandings. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A